Reality TV star and former glamour model Katie Price has avoided jail after admitting breaching a restraining order against her ex-husband's fiancée.

Price sent abusive messages to Kieran Hayler about his fiancée, Michelle Penticost, in January, a court heard.

She had been warned that she faced jail after pleading guilty, but the 44-year-old was handed a community order.

Price had been banned from contacting Ms Penticost directly or indirectly under the terms of the order.

She was given an 18-month community order to carry out 170 hours of unpaid work,

with an additional 20 hours for breach of a suspended sentence for driving matters.

Judge Stephen Mooney told her: "In my judgement, this offence was committed out of anger.

The words you used were highly offensive and inflammatory."

He said the appropriate sentence was a medium-level community order.

Price previously denied the charges and asked for a crown court trial during a hearing at Crawley Magistrates' Court in April.